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70 Miners Rescued at CIL ECL Coal Mine

Coal News - Published on Tue, 05 Nov 2019

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ANI reported that around 70 labourers here on Sunday were rescued from a coal mine after being trapped in it for more than 15 hours. ECL official said "Due to the malfunction of both steam-powered and electric-powered lifts, these workers were trapped. Later we rescued around seventy labourers after we restarted the lift via steam.”

The labourers, who were trapped inside the coal mine, blamed the officials for the mishap. One said "We were terrified after we saw the lifts were not working. Our families were really worried about us. This happened because of the safety officer. It's all because of the carelessness of the authorities. We came here to work at the coal mine around 11 PM on Saturday and were supposed to work till 7 AM on Sunday. We were taken out around 10:30 AM.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 05 Nov 2019
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